Negro Folk Rhymes Wise & Otherwise

A detailed study of Negro folk music & its origins by Thomas W. Tally of Frisk University. Includes lyrics & sheet music samples. Published By THE MACMILLAN COMPANY New York, circa 1922

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Negro Folk Rhymns
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In Negro Folk Rhymes is to be found no inconsiderable part of the musical and poetic life-records of a people; the compiler presents an arresting volume which, in addition to being a pioneer and, practically unique in its field, is as nearly exhaustive as a sympathetic understanding of the Negro mind, careful research, and labor of love can make it. Professor Talley of Fisk University has spared himself no pains in collecting and piecing together every attainable scrap and fragment of secular rhyme which might help in adequately interpreting the inner life of his own people.

Followers of bluegrass and particularly old-time string-band type music should find this volume particularly interesting as in it will be found the origins of many our most favourite and oft played pieces .

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